|Cozy Afternoon Block #1|
Although I was initially unsure of the pale fabrics I picked out for my project, I am very happy with how the pale pieced blocks provide a background which features the special design in the centre block. It helps the embroidery to stand out a little more and not distract from it. My photos don't show the accurate colours of my fabrics, and the yellow fabric is not that dark in real life. But you get the idea right?
You can make your centre blocks using any technique you prefer - embroidery, applique, or even just a plain piece of fabric. Isn't this just the cutest tea cup full of flowers?
I am making my centre blocks using hand embroidered backstitch, with 3 strands of a pink DMC slightly variegated floss.
|Cozy Afternoon Block #2|
I also added a bit of embellishment with buttons for the flower centres on block #1, and a button for the top of the tea pot on block #2.
Jacquelynne has organized a blog hop for everyone to visit some of the quilters who have completed these first two blocks.
May I offer you a cup of pomegranate tea while you visit the sites? You are going to have a great time meeting these quilters and being inspired by their projects:
A Quilt and a Prayer
Lily Pad Quilting
Red Letter Quilts
The Crafty Quilter
44th Street Fabric
And now onto the giveaway :)
Jacquelynne is giving away these digital patterns to one of my blog readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what your favourite kind of tea is, if you can even narrow it down to one kind! If you're not a tea drinker, you can tell me what your favourite hot beverage is.
Good luck everyone! The draw will be open until Saturday and the winner's name will be drawn on Sunday.
Enjoy your Cozy Afternoon!